Marion County, FL (November 8, 2020) - A man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Marion County on Saturday. The accident took place around 4:45 p.m. on County Road 314 near the intersection with Northeast 52nd Place Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. Troopers say that the motorcycle was traveling northbound on CR 314 when, for unknown reasons, the driver crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an SUV that was traveling southbound. Both vehicles came to rest on the west side of the roadway. The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both driver and passenger of the SUV sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a local hospital. Police have not identified the deceased motorcyclist.
No further details have been released regarding the crash at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Florida motorcycle accidents take place each and every day. A motorcycle crash poses a great risk of death or serious injury for victims. Motorcycles offer little protection against the force of a crash and many motorcyclists are thrown from their bikes following the accident, further increasing the chances of injury.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased motorcyclist following this crash in Marion County.
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